It seemed preordained that Robert Fairchild would one day play Jerry Mulligan, the World War II vet and expat artist portrayed by Gene Kelly in the 1951 film An American in Paris. “Without Gene Kelly, I wouldn’t be dancing,” says Fairchild, a principal at New York City Ballet. “In Singin’ in the Rain—my God, he’s incredible. I saw An American in Paris later on, and it’s the same magic.” Onstage, Fairchild—who started out doing jazz and tap before following his sister to ballet class—strongly calls to mind the Hollywood legend. “He’s handsome, slightly cheeky,” and has a “nonchalant, casual ease,” says Christopher Wheeldon

Ham4Ham of the insanely talented ballet dancers, Robbie Fairchild and Tiler Peck. I’m going to set up a Ham4Ham tag where I do little sketches of the lottery footage because these clips give me life

Here’s a link to the video if you haven’t watched it, please do, it’s beautiful!


g-lindas’ favorite musicals | An American In Paris

I got rhythm / I got music / I got my man / Who could ask for anything more? / I got daisies / in green pastures / I got my man / Who could ask for anything more? / Old man trouble / I don’t mind him / You won’t find him ‘round my door / I got starlight / I got sweet dreams / I got my man / Who could ask for anything more? / 


If y’all are into ballet, the Anatomy of a Dance series from the New York Ballet is GREAT. They show a 2-3 minute clip of a ballet, with the featured dancer explaining what is going on throughout. This one, featuring dancer Justin Peck, is gorgeous, bc it’s not a style of ballet I’ve seen much of, and also as a choreographer Justin Peck has a great perspective (he didn’t do this choreo). My other favorite is a pair where Tyler Angle and Tiler Peck dissect the same pas de deux– you get Angle’s perspective, then Peck’s. It’s great, and not just because Tiler Peck is one of my favorite ballerinas.

And they’re all super short, so it’s a good way to give yourself a little pick me up on a friday afternoon!


I was happy… at #ham4ham


“Something to feel to race through your blood and remind you you’re here”

“I Didn’t Plan It” - Waitress The Musical

iPod Shuffle Meme

Tagged by @merinathropp  - thanks for tagging me :)

Rules: put your iTunes/mp3/Spotify on shuffle and list the first 10 songs then tag 10 people

  1. I’ve Got Beginner’s Luck - Robbie Fairchild (An American In Paris)
  2. I See The Light - Zachary Levi & Mandy Moore (Tangled)
  3. Wonderful - Joel Grey (Wicked)
  4. One Last Shot - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  5. Will He Like Me? - Laura Benanti (She Loves Me)
  6. Rey Meets BB-8 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  7. From One Universe To Another - Fringe Season 4 soundtrack
  8. Who We Are and Who We Want to Be - Steven Pasquale (The Bridges of Madison County)
  9. God Help The Outcasts - Ciara Renee (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
  10. Hallelujah - kd lang

I’m going to tag @moscarific @the-cats-meeowww @katemara @kateriley22 @friarlucas @twizzletwizzletwizzle @myfriendamy @asilverstorm and anyone who sees this and wants to do it :)